Just before WWII England’s Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlin, flew to Berlin and met with Adolph Hitler. He returned to England with what was called, “The White Paper.” It was a promise of peace from Hitler. In short, Chamberlin was duped. Hitler bought a little more time, and then as England and the rest of Europe breathed a sigh of relief, he invaded Poland, and WWII began. The conflict lasted 5 years, and millions were slaughtered. All that to say that Iran is engaging in similar tactics, as it has been tap-dancing around it’s nuclear ambitions for months and the west does nothing. Just last week Iran offered to ship it’s nuclear enrichment program oversees, then reneged on the offer! Over the weekend the supreme leader Khameini issued this statement, echoing what Ahmadinejad said earlier last week (Check out last weeks BLOG). What are the Iranians planning? Is it some kind of radiological attack on the Strait of Hormuz as I BLOGGED about last week? Here’s what Khamenei offered:
“The Iranian nation, with its unity and God’s grace, will punch the arrogance (Western powers) on the 22nd of Bahman (February 11) in a way that will leave them stunned,” Khamenei, who is also Iran’s commander-in-chief, told a gathering of air force personnel.
Then we have this little gem that crept in over the weekend.
Syrian slips Hizballah Fateh-110 missiles able to destroy Israeli cities
Some of you emailed the link to me and others posted the link in the comment section. http://www.debka.com/article/8591/
It would appear that the winds of war are stirring in the middle east. While no one wants an armed conflict and all of the horrors that are associated with it, the west must not position itself like Neville Chamberlin who refused to see what was coming and thought he could talk with Hitler like one would with a reasonable man. His liaise faire attitude only enabled Hitler – who proved to be anything but reasonable – and the rest is history. As I mentioned last week, Iran is caught in a pincer move, not of it’s own choosing. Was this deliberately done by the strategists in the Pentagon, who perceived that Iran would become a threat to the entire region? I’d like to think that there are men and women in our intelligence community who would have had the foresight to see this. With that in mind, the war in Iraq takes on an entirely new meaning, as it might have been a two-for. The first, the elimination of the brutal dictator Saddam Husein – remember the thousands of Kurds that he gassed and countless others that were tortured and killed under his regime. The second, moving a large, strategic, military force into the region. There is no doubt that our presence in the gulf is a deterrent for any country that would seek military action against Israel.
February 11th is three days from now and I don’t think we are sitting idly by waiting to see what the Iranians have up their sleeve. I’m sure we have one satellite in geo-syncretistic orbit over Iran. We have eyes in the sky. However, what if it the “punch” that both Khamenei and Ahmadinejad are warning us of is something altogether different? Whatever it is, if the Iranians deploy it on our soil – I’m thinking embedded suitcase nukes that have been smuggled in across our southern border – there will be hell to pay. What most westerners do not perceive is that both Khahmenei and Ahmadinejad are believers in the Mahdi. They believe that in order for the Mahdi to manifest there must be a time of chaos. With this apocalyptic mindset in play, anything is possible. The winds of war are stirring. It would be a relief if there was some assurance that cool heads would prevail, but with statements like the one below it seems that they are about to blow with the force of a hurricane….
”Israel is going downhill toward decline and fall and God willing its obliteration is certain,” Khamenei said during a meeting with Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Abdullah Shallah, according to the Teheran Times.